Scar Removal

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Laser Scar Removal


Laser acne scar treament images courtesy of David Vasily, MD
Individual results may vary.

How does laser scar treatment work?

Unlike surgery, laser scar treatment uses short pulses of micro-fine laser light to reach deeply into the skin's sub-layers, treating the support structure. Then the body's natural healing process sweeps away older, damaged tissue and rebuilds it with fresh, new collagen and elastin. It's a fast and simple procedure that's easy to tolerate and requires little to no downtime.

Get a laser scar removal treatment plan for your scars. Contact Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle today to schedule a consultation and learn more about laser scar treatment.

Laser Scar Removal FAQ

What types of scars can be treated?
Laser scar treatment is FDA-cleared for surgical scars and acne scars on any area of the body, including the face.

Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
Laser scar removal can work on many skin types, including very light and very dark skin. Schedule a consultation to find out if you are a good candidate for this treatment.

How long does it take?
The procedure can be performed in as little as 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.

Does it hurt?
Most people feel minimal discomfort during laser scar removal treatment. Your provider can discuss pain management options with you.

How many treatments will I need?
Most people may need three to seven treatment sessions for optimum aesthetic results.

How quickly will I recover?
Most people resume regular activities immediately following the treatment session.

Are there any side effects?
Typical side effects include temporary redness and swelling at the treatment site, which should last only a few days. There is a low risk of prolonged itching, redness, and blistering, a risk of lightening of the skin or darkening of the skin, burns, and bruising, some of which may result in scarring.

Our staff can provide individualized information on potential side effects with you.